Trap Door Theatre Presents:
Written by David Hirson
Directed by Kay Martinovich
NOW EXTENDED WITH SUNDAY PERFORMANCES!
March 19 – May 2nd, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
$20 on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; $25 on Saturdays
Special 2-for-1 Admission on Fridays
Cox’s endearing and fearless performance cements my long-held opinion of him as one of the secret weapons of the storefront theater scene. 3 Stars! – The Chicago Tribune
It is a brilliant script treated brilliantly, which makes it one of the best currently running shows in town. Recommended! – NewcityStage
Cox has become one of my favorite actors, and he’s brilliant here…Long before he reached the end, my eyes watered from a mixture of laughter and agony. Highly Recommended! - Chicago Critic
La Bête is a rollicking play, written in rhyming couplets, and inspired by the life of the French comic master, Molière. In the play, Elomire (an anagram for Molière) is the leader of an acting troupe, which according to their patron the Princess has gone stale and listless. She decrees that they must now hire a new company member, the bombastic, vulgar street performer Valere. A standoff between Elomire and Valere ensues and their lively debate is both funny and dramatic, hilarious and tragic.
To help celebrate Trap Door Theatre’s 21st Anniversary, Jane’s Restaurant is offering a complimentary glass of wine with purchase of your entree! Just show your ticket to your server and enjoy! Jane’s is located in the front of the Trap Door building at 1655 W. Cortland Ave. www.janesrestaurant.com
TRAP DOOR THEATRE presents the Chicago premiere of
THE WOMAN BEFORE
Written by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Elly Green
Cast: Kirk Anderson, Shawna Franks, Adam Marcantoni, Loretta Rezos & Leslie Ruettiger
“You swore that you’d love me forever”
Frank doesn’t recognize his teenage sweetheart, Romy, when she turns up at his door 24 years later. She’s come to remind him of a promise he made. Meanwhile, Frank’s son is making a similar promise to his teenage girlfriend. When an accident forces Frank to take Romy into his home, the cracks in Frank’s marriage begin to widen and events take a startling turn. Playing with time and perception, Schimmelpfennig’s The Woman Before is a tense, darkly humorous study of obsession, desire and the enduring power of first love.
Previews: Tuesday, May 12 & Wednesday, May 13 2015 at 8:00PM; $5 donation
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7pm
$20 on Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays; $25 on Saturdays
Special 2-for-1 Admission on Fridays
$25 on Sunday, May 31st for talkback with director Elly Green with wine and cheese reception to follow!
Help Us Get a Heater For Our Theatre!
We at Trap Door are desperately seeking funds to replace our 20 year old heating system.
We’d like to keep our patrons warm while we continue to bring you some of the hottest theatre in town!
We need to raise $5,000 to get a new heating and A/C system. All donations are tax deductible. If you are able to support us in this very important request please send a check to:
Trap Door Theatre 1655 West Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 773-384-0494
Or make a donation online by following this link.
Every bit helps us stay warm during the brutal Chicago winter.
Can’t make it to the show but want to support the theatre anyway? Leave your legacy behind! With your donation of $100, your name will be engraved on the seat of your choice at the Trap Door Theatre and reserved for you when you attend a show!
Donations can be mailed to:
Trap Door Theatre
1655 West Cortland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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